Not sure what was more annoying, watching another ball get past Wilin Rosario that allowed a run, or the constant chanting by the drunk Giant’s fans. “DEEEEXXXXXTER” “FOOWWWWWWWLLLER”.
At least the drunk fan chant didn’t cost the Rockies the game. Then again, it might have contributed to the mental makeup and meltdown of the at-bats. How else can you explain the Rockies only plating one run on four hits? It isn’t that they don’t know how to hit in a pitcher park, last night proved that. It isn’t the amazing work by Madison Bumgarner, although he was sufficient with his one run on four hits and six strike-outs over six innings. But he still gave the Rockies a chance with his six walks. The Rockies were 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position.
So, it must have been the chanting. Or the pass ball.
Then again, watching CarGo continue his lack of hitting was pretty annoying as well. CarGo wasn’t in the game until the pinch-hit appearance in the ninth. Predictably, he hit a practice grounder to shortstop Brandon Crawford. Perhaps as bad as that was the predictable Giambi appearance in the ninth with two-outs and nobody on. You gotta love the guy for going out and giving it his all, but when he has had only SEVEN at-bats since going on the DL July 20th, you can for sure understand why he isn’t in any sort of hitting rhythm. He is hitting .143 in those seven at-bats with zero home runs and zero RBI’s.
So, Giambi makes the final out. The Giants shake hands, and the only thing for the Rockies fan to really look forward to is the announcement that THE DeaLeR will be back in business!
Jorge De La Rosa will start for the Rockies Thursday night against the Giants. De La Rosa hasn’t pitched since he went on the DL for Tommy John’s back on May 24th, 2011. Alex White will be moved to the bullpen to make room in the rotation for De La Rosa.
But the return of The DLR won’t be enough if the boy’s can’t bring the bats. Tonight Chacin was fantastic over five innings, giving up only one earned on five hits. Moscoso, Escalona and Outman combined to put in the other three innings, only issuing one run on a combined four hits.
So pitching wasn’t the problem tonight and hitting wasn’t the problem last night. Perhaps tomorrow will come down to fielding? Oh wait, that is every night Rosario is in the lineup.